George W. B**h is deregulating again - with a vengeance. Up to 90 deregulations affecting the nation could become policy before Barack Obama takes office:
(From Washington Post - R. Jeffrey Smith):
The new rules would be among the most controversial deregulatory steps of the Bush era and could be difficult for his successor to undo. Some would ease or lift constraints on private industry, including power plants, mines and farms.
Those and other regulations would help clear obstacles to some commercial ocean-fishing activities, ease controls on emissions of pollutants that contribute to global warming, relax drinking-water standards and lift a key restriction on mountaintop coal mining.
In May, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten vowed that the administration would propose no regulations after June 1. He and White House spokesman Tony Fratto have repeatedly stated their contempt for what they call “midnight regulations.”
Why?!? Does he hate us so much that he would enact deregulations to ruin us? O.K., so we made fun of his gross stupidity and blocked his chances to create numerous satellite USAs. Deregulating everything in a hurry while the country is suffering from eight years of deregulation just doesn't make sense. O.K., you have a point: much of what B**h did never made any sense. Then it's vengeance pure and simple. Either that or he's getting a little under the table.
But for leaving the country in a shambles and then BULLDOZING it, he should get something: justice.